Rubbish mum.


Today i’m having one of those days where I just feel like a complete and utter failure.

I am failing as a mother. I’m falling at good parenting.

As I’m writing this, Tia is still terrorising the fish. If I ask her to stop, no matter what tone she bursts into tears, throws herself on the floor and has a meltdown.

This makes me want to have a meltdown and join her.

We are in a developmental stage in wonderweeks see here I’m so hoping that it ends soon. Is she merely seeing how far she can push me?

Today I’m not sure who the parent is. I want to crawl into bed and cry.

But I won’t let her beat me, she who is only ten months old.

Today she has had more tantrums then she has in the whole ten months she’s been here.

She’s terrorised the fish, torn and eaten tissue paper, cried a thousand times.

She will not leave the virgin box button alone. The one that turns it on and off. This is quite annoying if there is something on you want to watch.

I dare say no, and have yet another meltdown. But I have too, she needs to learn.

I guess we all have days like this, but today more so then others I feel rubbish. Useless.

*send biscuits*



  1. It won’t last but my goodness it’s trying isn’t it ! Had forgotten all about the button pushing and now my son aged 8 is still doing it on my iphone!

  2. Chin up, tomorrow will be a brighter day :) #PoCoLo

  3. awww. sometimes you get those days that just crap dont u! i remember with my 1st when he got to this age i did find it a bit hard to adjust cos suddenly he was just into everything!! i was like where did my easy little baby go??!!?
    over from #pocolo

    • Yes! Exactly what’s happening here. She’s gone from super easy to super hard In the blink of an eye and I have had no time to adjust. What a terror? Thanks for popping over :-) x

  4. Yikes, they are so pesky! My little girl is 2 1/2, and I dare not tell you what mischief she gets up to. Suffice to say, I have Barnardo’s on speed dial for use any day now!

  5. Oh hun, I feel like this ALL the time but that’s kids for you. My middle one is a challenge every day and he’s four! The fact that you care enough to feel bad and want to do something about it makes you a good parent in my eyes. Put it down to experience, drink wine, get as much sleep as you can and start again tomorrow ;)

  6. Oh no i have all this to come! Thankfully its just a phase, hope things gets better for you soon =]

  7. Oh, I’m having a week like that! Wee girl is 15mo and a little madam! Definitely pushing the boundaries – and now she’s learning to speak, argh! Hold on – it does get better… The 4yo and 7yo are a little less trying :) #PoCoLo

  8. Oh no – I feel your frustration! My 10 month old is generally a very happy little soul, but now that he’s moving about, he’s in to everything so is getting told ‘no’ quite a bit. And he really doesn’t like it! It’ll pass, as I’m sure you know. Hope you manage a better weekend. And, you’re absolutely not failing or rubbish xx #PoCoLo

    • Thank you, yes this has been since Tia’s been walking and very Independent. Hoping it will pass soon, thanks you for making me feel better x

  9. Oh bless you, trust me, we ALL have days when crawling under the duvet and sobbing our hearts out feels like the only option. Children are wonderful, but also an extreme challenge! Hang in there x #PoCoLo

  10. My 9 month old the same
    My 9 year old thieves from my purse and lies
    My 6 year old also lies.
    You are certain not a rubbish mum because that means I am too lol x

    • :-( bleeding kids with be the death of us! Thanks for reading, we all just have days where we feel useless don’t we. Xx

  11. Every day brings it’s troubles and joys, I promise it gets easier as they get older….well it changes anyway! #PoCoLo

  12. I haven’t had one of these for a number of years from Grace now but I remember them like they were yesterday. I feel your pain! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo xx

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